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Why Metaal Transport?

Published 12 July 2019

What makes Rotterdam The Biggest Port in Europe? Why would you go for The Port of Rotterdam?

The Netherlands has been a trading nation for over 4 centuries. We are known for our open-economy, well educated workforce, and entrepreneurial spirit. According to the World Economic Forum (2018), The Port of Rotterdam is the biggest port of Europe and has the best port logistics infrastructure in the world. The docks have direct access to sea, and from pilot to berth, it only takes 2.5 hours. Apart from its size and excellent infrastructure, the port offers swift customs clearance by using a centralised IT-system. Finally, Rotterdam also offers a large number of deepsea and hinterland connections by road, rail, and barge. Rotterdam can make it all happen!

So now that it is clear that Rotterdam is the #1 gateway for your metal logistics into Europe and the rest of the world – Why would you go for us?

Physical storage, shipping, stevedoring, stuffing, and stripping are all handled by Metaal Transport in a single, integrated service. In addition, we handle administrative tasks like clearing VAT-representation and provide bonded warehousing services as customs brokers.

Metaal Transport does not have any trading subsidiaries and is a fully independent privately owned enterprise. What makes Metaal Transport unique is the long-term relationship with our customers. We have been a reliable partner since 1964.  Most of our staff have been with us over many years, and have many years of experience in logistics. The size of Metaal Transport gives advantages to be flexible and fast, while still maintaining a constant high level of service.  

We care are about our customers and always strive to get the job done in a cost-effective manner!

What Services do we Offer?

Metaal Transport offers one-integrated solution for the import and export of your metals into/out of the European Union via the Port of Rotterdam.

  • (bonded) Warehousing
  • LME warehousing (rent deals)
  • Transportation service(s) worldwide
  • Container stuffing & stripping
  • Customs brokerage and fiscal representation
  • Stevedoring & shipping

How we do this:

We are able to deliver our services via a combination of our staff and equipment in the largest port of Europe.

The warehouses of Metaal Transport are approved and recognized by the London Metal Exchange (LME) and the Minor Metals Trade Association (MMTA).

Metaal Transport is an Authorised Economic operator (AEO), which implicates close cooperation with Dutch customs to assure smooth import or export of your goods. Additionally, your goods are safely stored within our ISPS-certified port terminals.

So now, what is stopping you from contacting us?